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EDITING STAFF 

Editor-in-Chief — Catherine F. Healy 

Assistant — Agnes C. Murphy 

ASSOCIATES 

M. McNerney A. Donovan 

R. Trainor C. Meagher 

E. Webster M. March 

Business Manager — Ma rga r et White 
Assistant — Mild h e i ) J E \ K s 




EDITORIAL 

In view of establishing a custom for future classes of Normal, the class 
of nineteen hundred and eleven has undertaken to issue a book, in which to 
record the history, the joys and sorrows, the hopes and fears of the class. 

To the coming' classes of our Alma Mater, we dedicate this book of class 
expression, and upon them, we place the obligation of continuing the work 
begun. 

In after years, may the*e pages serve to enliven the ever present mem- 
ories of our pleasant normal days. 




Frank F. Murdock, Principal 

My past life avails little. My present life is an attempt to make edu- 
cation immediately serviceable and inspiring, adequate to the needs of our 
people. My future life will be the endeavor to set to work in many a mind 
the principles — Equal Opportunity for All and the Right Opportunity for 
Each. 

My hope is to accomplish as much as is expected of me. My reward is 
the success of our graduates and the progress of our ideals. 

\ et all these are but the life of our school, and they are mine only in com- 
mon with all who have shared in the development of our school. 



TO THE (LASS OF 1911 



My congratulations to the class of 1!)11! My thanks for the opportunity 

to greet you through your class book. ** Success is nothing hut a good idea 
coupled with hard work." You have worked and won: you have attained 
success. 

Like the beautiful sky line of our encircling mountains your life with 
us has had its rhythmic course, now lifting us to new views, now resting us 
in fond hopes of your future. Always have you, perhaps all unconsciously, 
led us into deeper understanding, broader sympathies, and nobler endeavors. 

I was restless for the day to come when we should enter upon our ex- 
ploration of human problems. I am even more unwilling for that day to 
come when your journey into life will he beyond my view. Without you a 
certain new enlargement of ideals would not have come, for in executive work 
there is relatively little satisfaction of the higher life. 

"Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them." You are many 
friends to me and my prosperity cannot he measured. I have brought you 
adversity enough to try your friendship and you endure. So months before 
you separate for new successes I regret that you must go. Many an evening 
I see your faces, each vivid in its turn, and I wonder what questions you 
would ask, if you dared. Then I pass from wondering to recalling my own 
experiences, what I wish some one had told me early in life, and I resolve 
you shall have the satisfaction, the contentment which arises when the mean- 
ing and end of life are reasonably clear before one undertakes his part in the 
world's work. 

Happiness will be yours. It grows by doing: so it may be cultivated. 
It will shine out of your face or flow from the touch of your hand to all whom 
you serve. Energy, courage, and persistence; enthusiasm, faith, and skill! 
These are the conditions of success in happiness. You have them and your 
future looms large with power and full of accomplishment. 

F. F. Murdoch:. 
April, 1911. 




FACULTY 




R. W. Guss 

Graduate of Indiana (Pa.) State Nor- 
mal School, 1881; Wesleyan University, 
A. B., 1888; member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Studied in summer schools as follows: 
Zoology, Martha's Vineyard, 1887, and 
Woods Holl Marine Biological Labora- 
tory, 188!); Geology, Harvard University 
field course. 1890 and 1891 and Colorado 
College, 1892 and 1894; Cook Co. (111.) 
Normal School, 189.'}; University of Buf- 
falo, 18!)(i; Cornell University, College of 
Agriculture, 1899; Mass. Agricultural Col- 
lege, 1907. 

Taught in public schools of Pennsyl- 
vania, four years, ungraded school to 
principalship before 1884; Wesleyan 
Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., 1888-1801; 
State Normal School, Greely, Col., 
1891-1896. Department of natural science 
and nature study at the State Normal 
School, rforth Adams, Mass., since 1897. 




Archer C. Bowen 

Graduate of Adams Training School; 
Bridgewater Normal School; University 
of Chicago; student at Harvard and 
New York University summer schools. 

Taught in Savoy, Granville, West 
Springfield, Dover, N. H.; supervising 
principal in Melrose, Maiden, and Ever- 
ett. Since 1!)()S has been in charge of 
the department of geography, history, 
economics at the State Normal School, 
North Adams, Mass. 




Floyd B. Jenks 
Graduate of Purdue University, In- 
diana, B. S. Agr. 

Charge of department of biology and 

agriculture in the high school at Goshen, 
Indiana, 11)04-8. Assistant Professor 
Agricultural Education Massachusetts 
Agricultural College at Amherst; de- 
partment of agriculture at State Normal 
School, North Adams, Mass., 1908-11. 




Arthur W. Trubey 

Graduate of Phillips Academy, An- 
dover, Mass.; Sloyd Training School, 
Boston. 

Worked with manufacturing compan- 
ies at Lowell, North Chelmsford, and 
elsewhere. 

Taught in district schools, principal 
of grammar and high schools. Instructor 
in manual arts in Wakefield, Mass.; 
Berlin High School, Berlin, N. H.; Gil- 
bert School, Winsted, Conn.; Fitchburg 
High School. 

Supervisor manual training. State Nor- 
mal School, North Adams, Mass., 1910, 
1911. 




Mrs. Donna D. Couch 
Graduate of Butchel College, Akron, 
Ohio; degree of A. M. was conferred by 
her Alma Mater in 1905. Teachers' 
Professional Certificate and Teachers* 
Permanent Certificate for Penn. Special 
course in the State Normal School at 
Edinboro, Penn. 

Taught German and mathematics in 
the high schools of Union City, Penn. and 
Cambridge Springs, Penn. Principal of 
the Veazie Street School, North Adams, 
Mass., 188.5; of the Mark Hopkins school 
in 1889; When the normal school was 
established at North Adams, 1897, the 
Mark Hopkins School became the train- 
ing school for the normal school and she 
was made principal of the training de- 
partment and instructor of the normal 
students in penmanship, child study, 
school organization and school manage- 
ment, which position she now holds. 




Mary A. Pearson 

Graduate of Abbott Academy, An- 
dover, Mass.; Summer School of Methods, 
Glens Falls, X. Y.; State Normal Art 
School, Boston. Studied also with pupils 
of Triscott and Enneking. Attended the 
Round Lake and Saratoga Summer School 
of Methods. Three summer tours to 
Europe for the study of historic art. 

Members of the Eastern Art Teachers' 
Association, Council of Supervisors of the 
Manual Arts, and the International Con- 
gress for the Development of Drawing 
and Art Teaching. 

Taught in rural schools and in graded 
schools ranging from the fourth through 
the ninth grades. Supervisor of drawing 
for five years in groups of towns around 
Boston. Supervisor of drawing. State 
Normal School, North Adams, Mass. 
since 1807. 




Rosa E. SEARLE 

Graduate of Westfield Normal School. 

Summer courses in Music at Boston 
and Evanston, 111. 

Supervisor of mathematics and music. 
State Normal School, North Adams, 
Mass. since 1897. 








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Annie C. Skeele 

Graduate State Normal School, Bridge- 
water, Mass.; Posse Gymnasium, Boston. 

Taught in Private gymnasiam 1893- 
1895; State Normal School, Mansfield, 
Penn., 18!).>-18!)7. Instructor in hygiene 
and physical training, State Normal 
School, North Adams, Mass. since 1897. 




Mary Louise Baright 
Graduate of Cook's Collegiate Insti- 
tute, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Boston Uni- 
versity, and Curry's School of Expres- 
sion, Boston, Mass.; Chicago University, 
Chicago, 111. 

Taught in private school, Nashville, 
Tenn.; State Normal School, West Ches- 
ter, Pa.; University of Oregon, Eugene, 
Oregon, 1895-1897; State Normal School, 
Milwaukee, Wis., 1898-1902; State Nor- 
mal School, North Adams, Mass. since 
1902. 




Mas. Eliza Graeme Graves 
Graduate of the Free Kindergarten 
Association, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Principal for one year of a private 
kindergarten, Louisville, Kentucky. 
Principal of the Parent Kindergarten 
under the Free Kindergarten Association, 
Louisville, Kentucky, for four years. 
Two years of this time supervisor of an 
additional kindergarten and critic of all 
the manual work of the normal classes 
under the Association. 

Training teacher, principal of the model 
kindergarten, and supervisor of an addi- 
tional kindergarten at the State Normal 
School, Willimantic, Connecticut; part 
of this time teaching the psychology of 
play to the normal students and having 
charge of play and games in grades 1 
and II, 1S!M;-1!)<)4. Principal of the 
kindergarten in the training school and 
training teacher in the kindergarten- 
primary course, at the State Normal 
school. North Adams, Mass. since 1!)04. 





Annie J. Lamphier 

Graduate of State Normal School. 
Salem, Mass., and of courses at various 
summer schools including Xew ^1 ork 
University, Massachusetts Agricultural 
College and Chautauqua School of Arts 
and Crafts. 

Pupils in Saturday classes at Sloyd 
Normal School and of private instructor 
in other lines of hand work. 

Teacher of children in primary grades 
in Lynn and Newton, Mass., and in 
grade I, Mark Hopkins Training School. 
North Adams, Mass., 1904-11)10. In- 
structor in snmmer schools and private 
classes in basketry and in folk-dancing. 
Director of elementary handicraft at the 
State Normal School, North Adams, in- 
cluding basketry and other forms of 
weaving, printing, woodwork, etc. since 
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Helen Van Arnim Schuyler 
Graduate of Boston Normal Cooking 
School, 1903. 

Supervisor household arts, Williams- 
town, Mass. 1904-7. 

Supervisor household arts, North 
Adams, Mass. and at the State Normal 
School since 1907. 







Priscilla Alden 

Graduate of the Massachusetts Normal 
Art School, '09. 

Member of Eastern Art and Manual 
Training Association. 

Assistant art supervisor. State Normal 
School, North Adams, Mass. 1909-1911. 




Florence Bugbee 

Graduate of School of Domestic Science, 
Boston. 

Assistant matron at Taconic Hall, 
North Adams, 1903; .Matron at Taconic 
Hall, since 1!)()4. 




Florence Green 

Graduate of Drury High School, North 
Adams. Mass. Studied at Bliss Business 
College, North Adams, Mass. 

Secretary, State Normal School. North 
Adams, Mass. since 1906. 



Stubente 




Bessie M each am Allsop Williamstown, Mass. 

BESS 
"Guilty or not?" We learn the haven 
Of every Senior in 1911. 
Has Bessie a romance? Well! I guess; 
Come now, Bessie, do confess. 
It is not good that woman be alone. 

We all know, Bess, that this is your firm belief, 
and as "the sex is ever to the doctor kind," do 
what is in your power for your friend from Har- 
vard. 




Mary Ellen Burke 
Mary is a timid lass 
But still she makes things go; 
In gym especially she leads 
When she gets worked up so. 

We'll miss you awfully Mary, dear, 
(So will the Berkshire line) 
And here's success to you, my dear, 
We drink to vou everv time. 



Adams, Mass. 




Mary Gertrude Burns Pittsfield, Mass. 

"MOLLY" 
"Oh, what a face was hers to brighten light. 
And give back sunshine with an added glow. 
To wile each moment with a fresh delight. 
And part of memory's best contentment grow!" 

We all have heard of "Pete the Acrobat," who 
is none other than "Our Molly." Besides this 
world wide fame she has several other honors, of 
course. Eor instance she is the shortest girl in 
class, but above all she is considered the cutest, 
and her smiling face and cheery ways have made 
her quite a favorite. 




Olive Christine Burt Easthampt©n, Mass. 

Olive is noted for her ability to "think along 
straight lines and make life applications," as well 
as for her greed for literature; for one of her favorite 
pasttimes is to lie in bed and read, even if she has 
to go without her breakfast. 



Bessie Alta Clark South Deerfield, Mass. 

"Maiden with the meek brown eyes," 
In whose depths a twinkle lies; 
Whose golden tresses, curled and neat, 
(Muster round thv face so sweet. 




Thou art a winsome lass indeed, 
If the signs I rightly read. 
For those letters — do they not tell 
Of many ;i youth under thy spell? 

One, indeed, so I have heard, 
Puzzles this maid with many a word 
Dee]) and sonorous, and reference, too 
To Latin and other tongues — not a few. 

But not only youths are under her spell. 
For beloved of all her classmates as well 
This maid is. Indeed you must mark. 
Known as the sweetest of all. is Bess Clark. 




Bridgie Anna Cody Middlefield, Mass. 

Bridgie is our class president, spiritual adviser 
and our all around girl. She has a very sweet and 
musical voice as was shown in the class play where 
her singing made a great hit. But even this can't 
be compared to the hit she makes when she sings 
"Down on the Farm" to a bunch of lonesome 
girls. The class of 1!)11 expects great things from 
Bridgie especially in the school lines. 




Helen Connor Holyoke, Mass. 

When we write of Helen Connor there is much that 

we might say 
For there's always something doing when she's 

round. 
She can manage things with vigor from a picnic to 

a play 
And as a friend, — no better could he found. 





Mary Cook Sheffield, Mass. 

Cookie is known far and wide as the best girl 
on the team. Besides being a great basket-ball 
player she is also a great reader. You may ask 
Cookie for any part of Scott's "Ivanhoe" and she 
can quote it for you. I wonder why? 



Mildred Sarah Davenport Colrain, Mass. 

Did some one say Mildred Davenport? Why 
she is the young lady from that little town famous 
for being the scene of the first hoisting of the flag 
over the school house. "Just what was that? I 
didn't quite catch it." Now, I am not going to 
begin to quote this young lady, for I can't, so there? 
You ought to see her take off everybody from the 
professor to the janitor in order to know her. This 
dramatic talent is carried to the classroom, too; 
and when the teacher's back is turned, the class 
is afforded many an entertainment by those con- 
tortions of despair and agony for in one of those 

trying moments did not that old familiar poem 
read — 

"Under the spreading blacksmith tree 

The village chestnut stands?" 




Anna Donovan* North Adams, Mass. 

Kind, thoughtful and an ever ready helper is 
Anna. One of the most versatile and also one of 
the most unpretentious: a girl that any class might 
well he proud of. 




Kathryn Donovan Adams, Mass. 

There is a fair lassie named Kit, 

Who surely is ever most fit 

To laugh, or to dance, to flirt, or to wink, 

For never from men did she shrink. 

There was a fair laddie named Rupe, 
Who was always on hand, and the loop 
Which he threw, to himself ever knit 
The fair, pretty lassie named Kit. 

She never a hook would take home. 
But ever to pictures would roam 
Now what's the effect on her mind, 
I've not vet been able to find. 




Elizabeth Eno Bristol, Vt. 

Who is the busy, busy bee of the class of 1 !) 1 1 ? 

Early in the morning till late at night she toils 
among her books with never a moment's frivolity. 

Who this serious brown eyed lassie is, is not 
hard to tell, for we all know she is Elizabeth Eno. 




Mary Axtoniette Foster Stamford, Vt. 

Here is one girl in 1911, who has shown great 
ability as a manager. In the future who doubts 
but that we will find her mistress of a thoroughly 
scentifie farm, without the assistance of a man. 
The predominant qualities Mary has always shown 
as one of the girls are hidden in these words of 
Lowell — 

"A dogrose smiling to a brook 

Ain't modester nor sweeter." 



North Adams, Mass. 





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Catherine Healey 

Off in the still noon hour, 

Couched in her leather bower, 

Kit, the loquacious, 

Studies psychology, 
Or in assembly hall 
With light and soft foot fall, 

Dances a measure gay, 

Tripping it lightly. 

Oft in the noisy gym, 
"Playing with wonderous vim, 
Catherine, the agile. 
Fights for the victory. 

Yet not in gym alone 

Has her ability shone, 

But from all work done 
Comes back with laurels won. 



Julia Cecelia Heery Shelbikxe Falls, Mass. 
Jule might be considered our most polite and 
fussy member, if she did not seriously object. 
Her success is due to her conscientious working 
and her strict attention to everything said in class, 
for Jule never misses a trick. She has been accused 
of being absent minded and gullible but we all 
know, Jule included, that such a thing is impossible. 




Leona Hilton Adams. Mass. 

Leona Hilton the girl from Adams, 

Who wears the hobble skirts. 

Isn't t lie worst girl in the school, 

And yet she sometimes shirks. 

No matter what her duties are. 

A\ hen Wednesday night comes round. 

A certain one and Leona, together are surely found. 



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Ella R. Hkalkv Southampton, Mass. 

"And still they gazed, 

And still the wonder grew 

That one small head could carry all she knew." 

Ella is noted for always having her lessons for 
her dramatic gesture when excited, and for being 
"C. T." at the waitress table. 




Mildred Jenks Cheshire, Mass. 

Fair Cheshire sends us Mildred Jenks 
And with this girl good common sense! 
Her interest is e'er intense 

Especially in "adjustment to their and our envir- 
onments." 
She ne'er misses a single word 
Which in chapel is to he heard. 
She's conscientious to the end 
Which in fact — has been her trend. 




Rose Marie Johnson Holyoke, Mass. 

Rose, known to us as Pose or Johnny came from 
the busy city of Holyoke. By her smiling face, her 
giggling, winning ways she has endeared herself 
to her classmates and will be missed by all, but 
especially by her North Adams friends. Pose's 
favorite holiday is the 17th of March, why or 
wherefore some do not know, but perhaps some 
night when she is singing 'Lonesome,' she will be 
willing to tell the whole world. 




Helen K. Judd 

" Work while you work 

And play while you play 

That is the way 

To be happy and gay." 

But to work all day 
And to work all night. 
At Wesson, for Helen 
Would be delight." 



Southampton, Mass. 




Helen Kay Adams, Mass. 

From Adams comes Helen 

Kay is her name 

And though you may not know it 

She's a girl of great fame. 

She's not very thin 

And she's not very tall 

And she's always at everyone's beck and call: 

In the "kindergarten sandwich" 

She's usually the ham 

But then we all love her 

Like Mary's wee lamb. 







Mary G. Knap Pittsburg, Pa. 

After knowing for so long this "little lady' with 
her sweet disposition and winning way, after seeing 
her in the classroom, ever ready to answer any 
questions put to her and reasoning to the satisfac- 
tion of her teachers, we were much surprised to 
hear how hot she made things for Sambo when he 
came so far to see her. 




Rose CYRILLE LyNES HolyoKE, Mass. 

Full well she laughed in solitary glee 

At her own jokes, for many a joke had she. 

However Lynsie may occasionally he found in a 
serious mood — especially in tie "gym" (?) Tennis 
and fancy folk-dances are among her talented ac- 
complishments. As a conversationalist, I.ynsie's 
coquaciousness may he considered of the first 
rank provided she is in congenial company. 




Mary Madeline Mackey Lenox, Mass. 

"The radiance of her hair bewilders me." May 
or Mack is one of the Lenox trio. In gym she 
shines, being captain of one of the class teams and 
the class sprinter. Her favorite pastime is sleep- 
ing, while her favorite study is astronomy, being 
especially interested in the "Son." If Mack ever 
tires of her vocation we have no doubt but that 
she will follow in the footsteps of Melha as her 
ability in this line has been shown in her rendering 
of "Call me up some rainy afternoon." 




Alice Teresa Mahanna Lenox, Mass. 

Tessy, Alice, or Al, another of the jolly "Lenox 
Trio*' and secretary of our class came to N. A. X. S. 
to take up what was presumably her work in life, 
that of teaching' and from all reports she is making 
excellent progress. Dignified! Well, I guess! Al- 
though at present her favorite song is "No Wedding 
Bells for Me" our expectations are that her taste 
in music will change. 




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Margaret Grace Maloxey Northampton, Mass. 
"Her air, her smile, her motions, told 

Of womanly completeness; 
A music as of household songs 

Was in her voice of sweetness." 

All this applies to Marguerite or Peg for who 
has the air, the smile, or the welcome that Leg has 
to greet the girls with? Truly the title of Class 
Entertainer suits our friend. She is a star in gym 
and especially an advocate of culture in basket hall. 
Her favorite song is "I'm afraid of You" and you 
may hear her going through the halls at any time 
of night saying "If I Might Have Done." 




Mary Idabel March Shelburne Falls, Mass. 
Singing in the corridor 

Shouting on the stair 
Tramping over Ashland St. 

doing on a tare. 

If you want a jolly time 
Seek the subject of my rhyme. 

"Hello Girls! I'm going home Friday." 

If that's the way you feel when 

Von go to Shelburne Falls, 

Mary, how does it affect you when 

You "tech" a trip to Worcester? 




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Margery McGowan 

This girl who formerly, they say. 
Always liked to be out by Day; 
But since the wheel has turned around. 
Another fad this maid has found. 

Her great ambition now. Oh! My! 
Is forever to stand by 
The Senter of mankind, and 
Will never take another stand. 

Though usually so very sedate. 
She really has been known of late 
To interfere with Cupid's play 
Especially on St. Valentine's daw 

Margery next year, we know 
Out to gain great success you'll go; 
Hut don't forget, in your little run 
The jolly class of Nine-one-one. 



Chester, Mass. 




Catherine Deeley Meagher Lenox, Mass. 

"KATE" 

Kate is the last but not least of our ■"Lenox 
Trio." For over a year she has fulfilled the office 
of class treasurer to the best of her ability. By 
common consent she is considered our biggest 
jollier for even her favorite song "Call Me Up 
Some Rainy Afternoon," betray- her striking 
characteristic. 




Mary Agnes McNerney, So. Deerfield, Mass. 
"Fairest and gentlest of her race. 
She is all sunshine; in her face 
The very soul of sweetness shines." 

True, where her own sex is concerned, but let 
the other sex beware, for no smiling face greets the 
males, no eager eye is toward them, the passive 
face remains unchanged and one is apt to hear the 
exclamation "Stung!" Molly's one other prom- 
inent characteristic is her faculty for cutting "gym." 
Yes 'tis true, Molly spends her time studying or 
writing letters instead of playing the gentle (?) 
class basket ball, for which our class is famous. 
Let us hope Molly that in the future you will for- 
get that you were remarkable for cutting "gym," 
Joe and John and that you will be to all the 
"Fairest and yentlest of vour race." 




Agnes Clara Murphy North Adams, Mass. 

"For it's "Rah!" when the end is near, my char. 

Lose or win, the cheering the same; 
But there's never a cheer that is so rich and dear 
As the songs at the end of the game!" 
Agnes makes up many of the songs that cheer 
1!)11 girls on to victory and although she is small 
and appears meek, Agnes is noted for saying what 
she thinks and wanting her own way. Many a 
day she may be seen wending her way from Normal 
to the Library with an armful of Social Economics 
reference books. 




Nelly Loretta Murphy North Adams, Mass. 
Oh sweet, good natured Murphy 

You're so jolly, and so true. 
You're so loving, kind and merry 

That you make us all love you. 

Crushes! Well I guess so! 

There are none that can surpass, 
For you love us all alike. 

And one outside the class. 

You're always ready to laugh, Nell 

But in gym you reach the limit 
Though some people don't appreciate it 

We're glad to have you in it. 




Grace Mary Powers Whately, Mass. 

The friendliest member of our class. 

Our Gracie, so they say. 
She's nice to meet, she's always sweet. 

And cheers us on our way. 

In walking she is not surpassed 

By any one in town; 
A mile is but a yard to her, 
She goes without a frown. 

In serving, quite the other way. 

Poor Gracie does not shine. 
But never mind; you're still all right 

You'll learn it all in time. 





Laura Abigail Pratt Pownal, Vt. 

"Thou sayest an undisputed thing' 

In such a solemn way." 

These words surely fit our sedate and dignified 
Laura. Although not living near at hand she has 
taken an active interest in the school affairs, and 
has always been ready to help in all things. 



Rebecca Rosenberg North Adams, Mass. 

Then too, there is our little brown-eyed, jolly, 
laughing Becky. Gossip says that Becky used to 
study hard, back in her girlhood days but, if these 
present days be any proof of it. why, I have my 
doubts about it. 

Here too is a secret that you never could sur- 
mise! Our little jolly, good natured Becky has an 
affinity stored away carefully from the eyes of the 
inquisitive world. (That is why she wouldn't go 
to Panama) and it is only a question of a short 
time before our frivolous Miss Rosenberg will be 
no more but in her place a prim, staid Mrs. So and 
So. 




Anna Senter 

She's the center of all "doings" 

That center in our class; 
We love this Senter very much. 

She's such a little lass. 

Our featherweight in basket ball. 

She keeps them all away. 
Who has not said "When Anna strikes. 

They're knocked out" for a day? 

She centers her affections rare. 
In her "brother" you can tell; 

His weight will almost tip her own. 
And therefore, "all is well." 

In the future, Anna dear. 

Remember our last greeting. 

Be center in that great success 

You henceforth will be meeting. 



Chester, Mass. 




Mary Agnes Shea North Adams, Mass. 

"Her hand was generous as her heart." 
Here we have in real life the lady of the "Open 
House." Kindness, generosity, hospitality and sin- 
cerity are the attributes by which yon may how 
Agnes. Her favorite city is Worcester, and her 
favorite color purple. 




Ethel McAdoo Shields entered X. A. X. S. 
with ns and we often wondered why domestic 
science had such an attraction for her. Hut our 
curiosity was satisfied when we found she had 
resolved to follow that course for life. Although 
we regretted to loose Ethel, the whole class extends 
its hearty good wishes. 




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Laura Stevens Lee, Mass. 

"STEVE" 
"This bright and witty maid of old Lee town 

Won by her humor very great renown. 
From early morn till late at night 

Conversing was her chief delight." 




Ruth Lyman Tower Becket, Mass. 

Ruth is a sweet, demure little lass. 
Who came from Becket to join our class. 
In all that she does she is faithful and true. 
In fun or in work she is always "true blue." 







Rose Tkainok Worcester, Mass. 

A stranger might wonder who it was in our 
class who is always talking and laughing; either 
discussing some deep subject or laughing at her own 
or another's nonsense; but we all know who it is, for 
indeed she is one of our class favorites. Wherever 
she is, even if the door is tight shut, sonic class- 
mate is sure to open it and call '"Hose Trainor in 
here? I thought so; I heard her laughing way out 
in the corridor." 




Alice Marie Troy West Stockbridge, Mass. 
() Troy you're a good natured girl 

And poetic I am sure. 
You're a friend of all the Seniors 

And the Juniors you endure: 

You never slam doors or get angry 

You wouldn't be guilty of such 
Now, understand when I say this. 
I really mean, "not much." 




JOHANNAH TUMPANE ADAMS, Ma&S. 

Johannah Tumpane is a very fine girl, 

She's as jolly as jolly can he; 

She makes a fine hit wherever she goes, 

For her pose is most excellent to see. 

She can teach a school well, 

She can sing a song well. 

And as far as the gym is concerned, 

There isn't a girl in the very whole school, 

Who from her couldn't find things to learn. 

There is seldom a hall goes over her head, 

But that her long arm is there too. 

And everywhere, anywhere it seems all at once, 

And her actions are sure and true. 




Edna Webster Stockbridge, Mass. 

We all know the artist of 1911. If she isn't 
already famous outside that class, she will he in 
the near future. She first became prominent in 
her Junior year when her name was ringing in 
every ear: Miss Webster! Miss Web-ster!! Miss 
We hster!!! 




Margaret Louise White Greenfield, Mass. 

Commonly known as "Peg." She's a good all 
round sort of a girl and when it comes to fun 
"Peg" is sure to he there. Margaret is a loyal 
supporter of the Norwich University although she 
is also fond of Amherst "Aggie." If you wish to 
be a staunch friend of this young lady just say, 
"I think Greenfield is all right, don't you?" and 
that is all that is necessary. 




Louise Wingate Cambridge, Mass. 

We all know Louise; she's a dear, anyway. 
Perhaps we know her best for her athletie ability; 
was she not elected the least athletie girl in the 
class? 

"Weezy's" favorite letter is "H" when "H" 
stands for Harvard. Does she like Harvard? Just 
ask her about it? Otherwise she prefers "W" 
when "W" does not stand for Williams. Perfectly 
natural, I'm sure, its her own as well as somebody 
else's. Still in this connection, there conies to 
mind the old couplet : 

"Change the name and not the letter. 
Change for worse and not for better!" 




Clare Skinneb Woodbury Southampton, Mass. 
Yes, -on being introduced to this young lady, 
you are impressed with her deniureness. In fact 
you feel somewhat as if you were meeting a Pris- 
cilla, but take my word for it, you will know her 
only a short time before you are convinced that 
Miss Clare Woodbury is an up-to-date girl of the 
twentieth century. 



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Miss Jeannette Woodbury Bangor, Maine 

"Well," this is our most loquacious maiden, so 
talkative that when we meet her we always wonder 
if she is talking yet or again. Hut I would not 
have you think that her fame lies wholly in her 
verbosity, for she is the only one of the class of 
1911, who succeeds in causing our most solemn 
and dignified member of the faculty to become 
"fused." "How does she do it?" you ask — "Why, 
simply faint away!" 




Hellooh! Hellali! for the class of 1!)11 
We're enthusiastic and we're all gymnastic 
And we're on for all the fun, oh yes we are. 

How often the class of 1911 sang this song in the gym. every word of 
which is so true! 

In September 1909, we were hailed as the "record class," and the 
"athletic class." No doubt we deserved it. At any rate, we immediately 
started to live up to it. Oh! the courage we possessed. 

When in November, Miss Skeele asked if we were ready to meet the 
seniors in the gym, we jumped at the chance. Of course we would beat them! 
Didn't Miss Skeele say they would have to work hard to be victors? With 
confidence in our hearts we practised a little, and prepared to meet them on 
Friday, Nov. 17. Oh! that day! The great game was stationary basket 
ball. What didn't the circle players think when they saw the "jumping" 
seniors guarding their circles? Hut whoever heard of the class of 1911 being 
discouraged? It was a splendid game with good playing on both sides and 
although the seniors did win, it was with a score only a few points over ours. 
Were we disappointed? A little, but we did not let that get the better of our 
good nature, and as the seniors filed out, we cheered and praised them with 
our songs. 

"That was such a good game would we like to repeat it and invite our 
friends?" This was the question Miss Skeele put to us the following week. 
Were we ready? Wasn't every one of those players ready to meet and defeat 
those seniors, as we were sure we could? Arrangements were made. What 
anxious juniors we were when Friday evening finally arrived. We played— 
yes, we played our best and at the end of the first half we were much encour- 



aged, for we were victorious. But when the second half started we began 
to despair. The seniors were steadily climbing up! They were one point 
ahead! Oh! would we ever get that contrary ball in that basket? There; 
she goes! One of the circle players has thrown the ball! Yes, it is going 
right into the basket! It did — but just as it was thrown the whistle was 
blown and the basket was not counted. That left our score one point behind 
the seniors. What disappointment! It is well said, "Thou art so near and 
yet so far," for that was the way we felt at that minute. However, we roused 
ourselves and cheered and sang to the seniors, for we couldn't let them see 
we minded a bit. 

Soon we received a fresh disappointment. We were told there could 
be no interclass games that spring. However we did the best we could, and 
instead of the class of 1!)1() playing against the class of 1011 we had mixed 
teams, but of course no score could go on the board. 

The following fall we were as enthusiastic as ever, and were very anxious 
to meet the new juniors in the gym. In October, Miss Skeele decided she 
would allow us to play them, if they were willing. They were not only will- 
ing, but they were anxious, so we arranged the games for a Friday evening 
in October. We soon realized that what Miss Skeele had been telling us all 
along, was true, for we were winning in everything. Stationary basket ball 
was T H E game, and at the end of the second half the score stood 21 to 3. 

For some time after this, interclass athletics were at a standstill. Fin- 
ally we determined to again set the wheels going. We talked to Miss Skeele 
and, after overcoming several difficulties, arranged to meet the juniors Feb. 
21. But the fates were against us! We won end ball with a score I will not 
mention because the juniors would blush so when they saw it in print. They 
won double goal, beating us by one point. Then our turn came when station- 
ary basket ball was announced. We were ever victors in that game! Then 
came the climax. What was the trouble that the class of 15*11 let the juniors 
defeat them in basket ball. The total score for the day was 10 for 1012, 
for 1911. 

That was the last time we met the class of 1011 in the gymnasium. We 
played a great deal in our two years' course and really lived up to the ap- 
pelation we were given when we entered. 




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TACOXIC HALL 




BASKETBALL SONGS 



Oh, who won? 

One nine one one! 
Oh, who won? 

One nine one one! 
Oh, who won? 

One nine one one! 
N. A. N. S. one nine one one! 



There's a song that's in the air, nineteen one one! 
You can hear it everywhere, nineteen one one! 

Through the subway to Taconic 

You can hear those strains harmonic. 
For we're ready for a frolic, nineteen one one! 
Then we'll sing to the praise of our school, normal school 
And we'll sing to the praise of our class, nine one one! 

If you want good cheer and fun. 

You must join with nine one one! 
We're the merry, merry maids, nineteen one one! 



Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one 

We're enthusiastic, 

And we're all gymnastic 
And we're in for all the fun, oh, yes we are! 
Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one! 

We're always in it. 

And, of course, we'll win it 
In every game that's on! 
Our colors float on the breeze of victory. 
Our voices raise the shout of jubilee! 
Hellooh! hellah! for the class of nine one one! 

We'll strive for fame. 

And make a name. 
For X. A. nine one one! 



Cheer for the seniors, seniors must win! 
Fight to the finish, never give in! 

Rah! rah! rah! 
You do your best, girls, we'll do the rest, girls! 
Fight for the victory! 

Rah! rah! rah! 



Juniors, Juniors, how we hate to see you lose! 
Juniors, Juniors, don't you see it is no use? 
But we'll all be cheering for you. Juniors 

If you win? 
Juniors, Juniors, don't forget to try again! 

With voices sweet and clear, girls, we'll sing a merry song. 

Rah! rah! rah! for nineteen one one! 
Let every Senior here, girls, the accents loud prolong. 

Rah! rah! rah! for nineteen one one! 



Seniors forever! 

Hip! hip! hurray! 
Cheer nineteen one one! 

^Ye win the day ! 
Then we'll rally round our team, girls, we'll rally once again. 

Giving three cheers for nineteen one one! 




It was after one of those evenings of study spent in trying to permanently 
fix in the mind the location of islands, mountains, rivers, the significance 
of Guam, and half a dozen other things which to us seemed so insignificant; 
and Oil, dear! — selections expressing' emotions of indignation, and surprise, 
together with that lesson on the screech owl which was to he presented to the 
minds of so many little innocents. At last I went to bed wondering where 
my classmates and I would he a few years hence. I wished that we like the 
Greeks had an oracle to which we might resort for information concerning 
our future and the destinies of those in whom we are interested. 

Musing thus, I fell asleep and presently I found myself drifting and drift- 
ing — until I actually came to the shores of Greece. By some mysterious 
force I felt myself being carried onward and it was not long before I realized 
that I was in the presence of the oracle. For a few moments all was silent. 
Suddenly in the darkness, I saw a weird light flash forth; and in tones solemn 
and majestic, a voice demanded, — 

"What wouldst thou with me?" 

Trembling and almost overcome with fear, yet determined to satisfy my 
craving for a knowledge of the future I summoned courage and replied, — 

"To me the future of my classmates is a matter of vital interest and I 
will ask for nothing more if I may see or know of the location and occupation 
of each in 1920." 

Breathlessly I waited. Again came the deep and solemn voice whose 
message I will now try to give to you. 

According to the oracle, we have a Madam Melba in the person of Kath- 
yrn Donovan, and despite rouge and the glare of the footlights any of us can 
recognize among the chorus girls Margaret White, Bridgie Cody and Mary 
March. 



Among those in the missionary field are Mildred Jenks and Marjorie 
McGowan working in the sunny land of the Japs, while Ruth Tower and 
Agnes Shea are consoling the rice cultivators in the region of the Hoangho. 

Helen Jndd and Clare Woodbury strolling from the Massachusetts Gen- 
eral on one of those few spare afternoons, feeling relieved to lay aside the 
white and blue and experiencing rather a novelty in donning their chapeaux 
and street attire, were attracted by the posters of a vaudeville performance, 
which, after a short discussion they decided to attend. After reading the 
first few numbers on the program they started, stared at each other and then 
looked again at the program. No! they were not mistaken! There it was — 
"Buck and Wing Dance" by Rebecca Rosenberg and Mildred Davenport. 

Mary Foster, we find making practical applications of her course in Do- 
mestic Science. Mr. believes that every girl should take this course. 

If you are in doubt as to the economy resulting therefrom, ask him. 

Who could represent us better in the struggle for Women's Rights than 
Jeannette Woodbury? But who would ever think that Mary Burke would 
appear as one of the principal speakers at a suffragette meeting in Reno? 

The universe is interested in the publication of Mary Cook's latest book 
entitled, "Helpful Hints on Map Drawing." She has previously been brought 
to the notice of the public by her volume entitled, "The Effects of Night 
Air." 

Out in Calcutta, we hear of Mary Knap as Mrs. . Her work as 

teacher and his in the engineering line have been of great service to the Eng- 
lish government. 

"My John," one of the most popular songs of the day brought Catherine 
Meagher's name before the public. The music of this song was written by 
the now well-known composer Molly Burns and dedicated to "My Joey." 

Ella Healy will be glad to advise any of her classmates concerning house- 
hold decorations. Her efficiency in the teaching of art is evident from her 
recent promotion to supervisor of drawing in the schools of Jesup, Ga. 

After eliminating all men but one, Bessie Clarke settled in Amherst and 
is now occupied in cooking the things "that mother used to make." 

Although we often feared, while at school, for the spiritual welfare of 
Alice Mahanna and Rose Lynes, we need no longer concern ourselves about 

them for both have found shelter from wordly contaminations behind high 

convent walls. 

Aiding the Federal Government in settling the great question brought 
about by foreign emigration are Anna Donovan and Agnes Murphy in their 
successful labors at the Hull House 

On account of her great sleeping ability the Ben Greet Co. have engaged 
May Mackey for the "Sleep Walking" scene in Macbeth. 

Do not wonder why Margaret Maloney who "was" does not correspond 
with as many now as formerly, nor why she does not attend the Alumnae 
dinners for "ties" big and little keep her at home. 



Catherine Healy is a member of the Red Cross Society. The heart 
which leads in all onward actions has not failed to lead Catherine's steps to 
the army. 

Even in Panama we have been represented by Leona Hilton, Laura Ste- 
vens and Joe Tumpane. The latter, however, did not remain long in the 
teaching profession; her notion concerning the necessity of improving sani- 
tary conditions led her to the science of medicine. Urgent letters from a 
"lonesome somebody" in the North made Leona's stay a short one also. 
Laura alone retains the dignified post of school ma'am, 

Elizabeth Eno is the wife of a prosperous New England farmer whose 
prosperity is due to the use of scientific methods. 

In Detroit, is the famous "Trainor Home for Boys." This school is 
successfully carried on under the direction of its founder Rose E. Trainor. 
In this same school, on the faculty, are Molly McNerney as art teacher and 
Edna Webster as her assistant, 

Nellie Murphy is matron of a large orphan asylum in the city of Boston. 
By her sunny disposition and willingness to listen to the cares of childhood 
she has endeared herself to the hearts of the many children that are under 
her protection. 

Prof. David Balfour, grandson of Robert Louis Stevenson, and wife, 
Laura Pratt Balfour are at present making an extended lecture tour through- 
out the British Isles. 

Being unable to agree with any man on even matters of slight import- 
ance, Alice Troy remains an unmarried school teacher in the town of Otis. 

Shortly after leaving Normal, Helen Kay gave up teaching and made 
a certain man content, "while for two he now pays rent." 

Strong of frame and mighty of hand, Anna Senter strikes humor as well 
as learning in to the minds of uncultured little heathens on the island of Guam. 

Rose Johnson has become a successful business woman in Provincetown, 
Mass. Special sales on cranberries and "coffee" are held every week. She 
has, as one of her regular customers, Grace Powers who has become an expert 
chauffeur under the supervision of her devoted husband. Lawyer - 

Bessie Allsop is living in Arizona, the wife of a prominent doctor. After 
a year of teaching Helen Connor went west to visit Bessie and there Helen 
captured a man as only Helen can. 

Olive Burt is doing all in her power to help the future citizens of East- 
hampton by teaching them to think along straight lines and make life appli- 
cations. 

Julia Heery is living in North Adams. Yes, right in that famous city, 
the wife of a prominent business man. 

Louise Wingate is living a Jekyl-Hyde sort of life, for by day she teaches 
the little tots of Cambridge and at night is a leading light in society's gay 
whirl. 

Now, dear classmates, this is as it was told to me and I only add; "May 
the best of it prove true." 

Rose E. Trainor, 

Margaret G. Maloney, 

Alice T. Mahanna. 




On May ->7, 1!)10, the class of 1911 held its first banquet at the Richmond 
Hotel. A fine menu was enjoyed, and great amusement furnished by the 
unique place cards and the toasts on each one present. The menu booklets 
were exceedingly attractive, serving as souvenirs and the after-dinner mints 
created a great deal of pleasurable excitement. The large dining room was 
tastefully decorated with purple, the class color, and baskets of pansies, the 
class flower, were on the table. 

Senior banquet occurred on June 3, at the Idlewild Inn in South Wil- 
liamstown. The weather was ideal and the tally-ho ride over was a merry 
one. The Prophecy and History were read and appropriate toasts given 
for the chaperones, the Misses Pearson and Baright, for the School and for 
the Class. Dancing was enjoyed until a late hour when the happy party 
mounted the tallv-ho again and returned to North Adams. 





TRIP TO THE ARNOLD PRINT WORKS 

One of the most memorable trips of our junior year was that to the 
Arnold Print Works. Even Nature shed sympathizing tears for us as we sal- 
lied forth, clad in raincoats and rubbers, armed with umbrellas, notebooks, 
and pencils, and with Mr. Guss as our leader. Every few moments, as we 
marched down Church street, we heard his cheerful voice, far ahead, calling 
out through the mist and rain like a silver trumpet, "Step lively girls! Step 
lively between stations!" How well we responded to his gentle summons 
will not be recorded here. 

Proceeding in this manner, at last, we reached our destination. Oh, 
the wonders which met our gaze on every side. No words can do them jus- 
tice. Only those who have enjoyed such a trip can appreciate its pleasures 
and sweet smells! 

We were courteously shown through the factory from one end to the 
other. The mysteries of the dyeing room, the printing room and bleaching 
room were revealed to us, followed by an explanation of the marvels of ice 
manufacture and forging. 

But even then after all these wonders had been exposed to our vision, we 
had not seen all there was to see in the veritable wonderland. For we had 
yet to visit the gas house. Oh, what a hot place! Never will we forget the 
marvels of that hour: the sights, the sounds, the smells, and last but not 
least, the farewell of one who mourned over the parting in such heart render- 
ing words as these? "That pack of old maids has gone for this year!" 

Doubtless he agreed with the prisoner who had just regained his freedom: 
"Of all glad words of tongue or pen. 
The gladdest are these: 'I'm free again'." 

After that, we too were free for the rest of the afternoon; free to wend 
our way slowly homeward, pondering over the new knowledge we had gained, 
or discussing it among ourselves, preparatory to writing a detailed account 
of it in the evening. 



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GLEE CLUB 

When the North Adams normal school opened, a Glee Club was formed 
consisting of members from the junior and senior classes. The number 
has always been limited to not more than twenty-six members. Each year 
the girls from the junior class who are to participate are carefully selected by 
Miss Searle, with the members of the senior class who belonged the preceding 
year made up the club. 

Before the dormitory was built the rehearsals were held twice a week, 
from twelve-fifty to one twenty-five, the girls arriving on time from all over 
the city. Since the opening of the dormitory the girls making their homes 
there have found it impossible to be ready early, as many of them assist in 
domestic work, so now the rehearsals begin promptly at one and end at one 
twenty-five. 

Up to the time of senior dramatics there were two concerts a year, one 
being held in the winter and the other in the early summer months. Dif- 
ferent officers from the senior class were chosen for each of the two concerts 
thus giving more girls an opportunity for practice as leader. At first the girls 
were assisted by local talent. Later they had outside professional talent, 
from Pittsfield and Northampton. In the beginning with the proceeds from 
the concert the girls purchased works of art for the school, however, this was 
given up and the presenting of a gift to the school was left with the graduating 
class. 

The concert of 1911 was given April twenty-first. The members of the 
glee club had worked faithfully committing all the pieces to memory. They 
were very fortunate in securing the assistance of Miss Holmes, an instructor 
on the violin at Smith College, she had been engaged several times before and 
we cannot speak too highly of her. Her excellent work, with Mr. Chambers 
accompanying added greatly to the program and the success of the concert 
which seemed to be so thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. 

The girls owe a great deal of their success to Miss Searle who has worked 
untiringly all the year in order that the selections should be sung with much 
meaning and expression. 

With the money that remains after expenses are paid interesting and ap- 
propriate selections are purchased to be learned for the concert the follow- 
ing vear. 



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SENIOR DRAMATICS 
When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow laid aside his pen after writing the final 
line of "The Song of Hiawatha," he had no idea that the time would come 
when men would be able to see in the flesh the romantic characters created 
by him from the ancient legends of the Ojibways, nor did he dream that his 
daughters would one day watch under the light of a northern sun the wooing 
of Minnehaha and the antics of crafty Pau-Puk-Keewis in the " Beggar's 
Dance." 

This play was given by the Class of 1911, May 26, at Normal Hall. It 
was largely attended and was a great success. 



HIAWATHA— Dramatis Personae 



Hiawatha, the boy 

Hiawatha, the man 

Minnehaha 

Nokomis 

Iagoo .... 

Mondamin 

Gitche Manito 

Arrow Maker 

Pau-Puk-Keewis 

Chibiabos . 

A Priest 

Guides 

Fever .... 

Famine 

Ghosts .... 

First Indian 

Second Indian 

Third Indian 

Fourth Indian 

Fifth Indian 

Sixth Indian 

Seventh Indian 

Eighth Indian 

Indian Maidens 

Jeanette Woodbury 

Ella Healey 

Mary Foster 



Rose Johnson 

Josephine Tumpane 

Margaret Ma lone y 

. Anna Donovan 

Katherine Donovan 

Laura Pratt 

Mildred Davenport 

Catherine Healey 

Agnes Murphy 

Bridgie Cody 

Julia Heery 

Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth Eno 

Louise Wingate 

Helen Judd 

Mae Mackey, Anna Senter 

Mary March 

Helen Connor 

Catherine Meagher 

Rose Lynes 

Marjory McGowan 

Margaret White 

Alice Troy 

Mildred Jenks 



Ruth Tower 
Alice Mahanna 
Mary Cook 



Agnes Shea 
Mary Burns 



ARGUMENT 



ACT I — The Peace Pipe. 
ACT II— Scene I, The Boy. 

Scene II, The Fasting. 
ACT III — Hiawatha's Wooing. 
ACT IV— The Wedding Feast. 
ACT V— The Famine. 
ACT VI— Hiawatha's Farewell. 



"THE PLAY'S THE THING!" 

Since the spring of 1903 when a delightful Tennyson Recital was given 
in Normal Hall, something in the dramatic line has been attempted each 
year by the members of the senior class. 

Although much handicapped by the lack of a good stage, scenery, and 
stage properties, a number of excellent production have been presented, 
among which "Thesius," a Greek play, "Princess Kiker," a Japanese romance 
and "A Scrap of Paper," a modern comedy have been the most effective. 

This year a picturesque and beautiful version of Longfellow's "Hiawatha" 
was produced and it was generally conceded that the standard of excellence 
which had been previously established was not only well sustained, but in 
some respects surpassed in this last effort in which the "stage effects were 
marvelous for an amateur production and the reading of difficult lines was 
excellent. 

In fact nothing connected with the school life is undertaken with more 
genuine enthusiasm by the students or is received with such hearty and sub- 
stantial support from the general public as the senior class play. 



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WELCOME 

Undergraduates, members of the faculty, friends and parents, it is with 
great pleasure that we welcome you on this occasion, this day of days, the 
dawning of which we have looked and longed for and yet we regret to see it 
close, for the two years which we have spent here, although at times they 
have seemed long and burdensome, have been very pleasant ones for us and 
it is with a touch of sadness that we leave this life to take up our duties in 
broader fields. But our pleasure is doubled because you are here to share 
it with us on this our class day. 

As we stand at the entrance of the door which closes to us our school 
days and opens to us the world, in which we are to become workers, helpers 
and leaders, our thoughts turn with feelings of gratitude and appreciation 
to those who have done so much to help us in our struggle to reach the goal. 

To the members of the faculty we realize that we owe a debt which even 
at our best we can pay only in part; this part, kind helpers, we are resolved 
to pay with interest, if persistent effort may be accounted as interest. Though 
at first, we may find ourselves in restricted fields with limited opportunities 
we are resolved to struggle onward and upward or in the words of Brown- 
ing, "Welcome each rebuff that makes earth's smoothness rough. Each 
sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go." We intend that the communities 
in which we work shall feel that the world is being repaid for the maintenance 
of its institutions of higher education. We hope by our love for our chosen 
work, by the varied lines which we expect to bring to the attention of such 
communities, to instill in them a desire for the best in every thing, and so 
to encourage them to pursue the upward and onward course. 

To our parents who have spared nothing in their efforts to make our 
life here as happy and free from care as possible we owe everything. In many 
cases the sacrifice involved has been great, but we trust that by our lives we 
may show our appreciation of the many privileges granted us. You will 
watch eagerly for our success and we will strive with all our might to realize 
the ideals which you hold up for us. 

To our school-mates we look for the continuance of the high ideals of the 
school. We feel sure that you must have embibed something of the dignity 
and perseverance which become the senior class, from the atmosphere of 
association the past year, short though it has been. We hope that you have 
begun to realize the truth given to us by Madeline Bridges, "Give to the 
world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." To you we 
have the responsibility of maintaining the name and honor, which we have 
striven to uphold and which is traditionally passed on from the successive 
classes of the North Adams Normal School. 

Bridgie A. Cody, 

President, Class 1911. 





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SEPT., 1310 JUNE,tfll 



HISTORY 



CAN it be almost two years since we entered this most wonderful 
institution known as the North Adams Normal School? Although 
those two years have been short, too short in time, they, will remain 
long in our memories. 
As we review the time during which we have been together, we first 
think of the farewells, cautious warnings, and a thousand and one "don't 
forgets" of our parents and friends as we bravely sallied forth from our homes 
to undertake what, we little knew. At almost every city station or country 
crossing one or more lively, happy girls boarded the train, accompanied by 
as many timid, weeping maidens. The latter proved to be Juniors who were 
watched and guided by the cheerful, motherly Seniors until they reached 
their destination, Taconic Hall, and were placed under the ever watchful eye 
of the faculty. A stranger passing through the corridors on the second and 
third floors that evening would have wondered at the little white cards on 
the different doors. These were merely guide-posts for the Juniors in finding 
their rooms unaided by the Seniors. 

Those entrance examinations! How our pencils trembled in our hands 
as we struggled to master the many questions which ranged from the finding 
of the age of Ann in algebra down to the drawings of imaginary three-toed 
fossils in zoology! Nevertheless, we found the age of Ann, to the satisfaction 



of the faculty, and sixty ambitious Juniors were given reserve seats at the 
front of the hall for chapel. 

"Hush! Still as death, 

All was so abodingly still" 
until the Seniors entered with many a baffled roar like a toothless sea mumb- 
ling a rock-bristled shore." 

Fear not, Juniors, the Seniors are bidding each other good morning in 
the lower corridor. Then, with a tramp, tramp, tramp, up the stairs and into 
the hall they came, standing themselves up in a row and passing their opinions 
on every individual Junior in the place. It did not take them long to conclude 
that we were a decidedly intelligent class, an opinion which they held through- 
out the year. 

Our attention was next attracted by the faculty who entered with all due 
stateliness and majesty, took their places on the platform and smiled at us 
sympathetically. During the day, it was impressed upon us many times 
that with these people rested our fate. 

One Friday evening in the latter part of September, we were given a 
reception by the class of 1910. On the named evening, every member of our 
class was on hand, wearing her best bib and tucker. It has often been said 
that all babies look alike. Whether our hostesses meant to insinuate any- 
thing of such a nature or not, was not made known, but a small white card 
bearing our respective names with a few general facts of our past histories 
was fastened securely to each white frock. Everybody had an enjoyable 
time, and at ten o'clock, after bidding our beloved Seniors good night, each 
little maid went to her bedroom to hear, within the next fifteen minutes, 
"Lights out!" Not daring to disobey rules, the lights were accordingly turned 
out so that each little, inexperienced Junior went to bed in the dark. How- 
ever, this happened but once for such a difficulty was easily removed and 
every night since that memorable evening we have planned our time so well 
and arranged our work so systematically that we have always had lights out 
and been tucked in our trundle beds at 10.15. 

"When the frost was on the pumpkin, 
And the fodder in the shook," 
we returned the compliment and entertained the Seniors and faculty for an 
hour and a half. We spared no expense in making this party a success, among 
other things, having a Gypsy fortune teller to predict the future of each an- 
xious guest, and even obtaining ghosts to serve refreshments. How delighted 
the Seniors were! However, there was only one thing told by the Gypsy to 
which they would not agree, and that was, ere they became full fledged teach- 
ers, there would arise one difficulty which would not prove a stepping-stone. 
The truth of this statement was not fully realized until both classes met in 
the gymnasium. 

What enjoyable trips we took that year! The first on the list was the 
western shaft of the Hoosac Tunnel. We can still picture each girl loaded 
with notebook, pencil, basket, bottle of acid, glass and hammer in single file. 



slowly but successfully crawling under a barbed wire fence and often testing 
stones on the opposite side, once more resuming the up hill trip. Finally, 
the shaft was reached, and such digging, hammering and scratching had not 
been seen in this part of the country since the construction of the tunnel 
itself. Led by Mr. Guss, we finally made our weary way back to school with 
our bakset of rare and precious minerals under one arm and our implements 
under the other. 

The most interesting and helpful trip of the year was the one to the 
Arnold Print Works. It rained that day as it never rained before, but the 
class of 1911, ever eager for knowledge, being protected by raincoats, rubbers 
and umbrellas, reported at the factory early in the afternoon. Here we made 
volumes of notes on all practical points, thereby pleasing our instructor. 
Before leaving the grounds, we visited a blacksmith's shop, the owner of 
which readily explained the process of making horseshoes. Although few, 
if any of my classmates expect to engage in the business, we are all thoroughly 
versed in the science of it. 

In mathematics, we were taught to bring geometry into our lives, making 
life applications, or in other words, thinking along straight lines, and making 
our expressions clear cut and right to the point. We made a specialty of 
practical problems, such as the finding of the cost to the proprietor of a 
restaurant of one shredded wheat biscuit with cream, the profit thereon, and 
also a list of expenses which might be defrayed with the said profit. 

From necessity, the work in reading and arithmetic were somewhat 
correlated. When we entered school, much to our surprise, we found that 
we were unable to count. The year was too short to make up back work in 
arithmetic, so Miss Baright consented to have the class count in voice drill. 
The numbers to be mastered were from one to five inclusive. 
'How often, oh, how often. 
In the days that have gone by," 
the surrounding hills have echoed and re-echoed with our cries of "one, two, 
three, four, five? One, two, three, four, five!" The work was so thorough 
that after a few months' training we could count fives to the right, fives to 
the left, fives forward and fives backward without one mistake. In dramatics, 
we studied fables in the latter part of the year. A guest upon entering the 
room, would have wondered at the vacant chairs, hut in a little while, he 
would have discovered the students on stools, tables, under desks, in the 
wastebasket. and in every other conceivable place, representing animals of 
the different realms. Many of the representations were so good that, had 
our guest remained in the hall, he would, without a doubt, have thought a 
travelling circus was holding a rehearsal in the room. 

Half of the year, one period a week, was given to the study of household 
science. Here we were taught how to keep a room clean, fresh and as at- 
tractive as possible. This work was put into practise in the training school. 
Only the teachers in that building can testify to the value of such a science 
to us, for we worked in the school rooms until our fingers were worn to stubs 



and the flesh threatened to leave our hones. Mr. Murdoch, realizing the 
seriousness of our condition, gave us a week's vacation to recuperate. Upon 
our return to school, we were told that we had had our Easter vacation. 

In this selfsame year, we were given gardens in which we worked morn- 
ing, noon and night in a temperature which ranged from three degrees below 
zero to ninety in the shade. How we did work in those gardens, hoeing, 
watering with a rake and thinning the plants. Before finishing the work, 
we were thoroughly acquainted with all small seedlings and could easily dis- 
tinguish between plants and weeds, or at least, we ought to have been able 
to. But two somewhat unfortunate members who started seeds in-doors 
industriously pulled out the plants and administered the greatest of care to 
a few delicate little weeds which, with this unusual attention, soon rivaled 
the young trees on the hillside. 

Regardless of our hard work and steady advance, we found time for 
games with the Seniors. We were their constant but unwilling target except 
when in the gymnasium. Here we had the strength of Kwasind, he the 
strongest of all mortals." The results of several games in the early part of 
the year were a credit to our opponents. In a frolic, although we did not 
win with a score, we excelled in play and offered our services to the Seniors 
as coach for their team. However, this pleasure was refused. On the score 
board the score did justice to the work of 1910. but why did they refuse all 
our invitations to games? This we will leave to your imagination as it was 
left to ours. 

In June, with the advent of superintendents, we realized that our Seniors 
were soon to will their seats in assembly to us, and it was with deepest regret 
that we bade them farewell, extending to them our heart-felt wish that they 
would be successful in their life work. Thus, the year passed on. each one 
progressing in her own little sphere, and the line from the tip of the nose to 
the nape of the neck becoming markedly curved, showing one year's growth 
in gray matter. 

The summer vacation certainly did wonders for us. After all the buttons, 
hooks and eyes had been securely sewed on our clothes, tucks and seams let 
out as much as possible, a day arrived 

"When the warm, glad sunshine filled the sky of noon, 
And a wind, borrowed from some morn in June, 
Stirred the brown grasses of the leafy spray," 
we returned to school with rustic health, "cheeks of tan," "lips redder than 
those kissed by strawberries on the hill," and the "muscles of our brawny 
arms strong as iron bands." Such a time as we had trying to recognize each 
other. 

Where were our Juniors? We had met none in our travels from home. 
Perhaps they were late and missed the train, however, upon arriving at 
Taconic Hall, we were welcomed by the faculty and the Juniors who, if one 
were to judge from their ease of manner and familiarity with their surround- 
ings, had arrived several days before the opening of school. Nevertheless, 



here they were, and thoroughly acquainted with each and all of the entering 
class. 

That evening, after hearing of the many trials and adventures of the 
girls and remembering that we were once more under the dormitory roof and 
regulations, at half past ten we were under Orpheus' charm. At that very 
witching hour of the night when all things take on weird and horrible shapes 

"We hear.d in the chamber above us 

The patter of little feet, 

The sound of doors that were opened 

And voices soft and sweet. 

A sudden rush from the doorways, 

A sudden run in the hall, 

And by one door left unguarded, 

The Seniors saw it all," 
Behold the Juniors! having a midnight spread and eating food carried miles 
from home. There was no such record in our statistics, and we are pleased 
and delighted to think that they finally benefited by our wise and thoughtful 
example. 

School work soon began in earnest, and knowing that we should have 
a representative body, we elected the following officers: Miss Cody, President; 
Miss Maloney, Vice-President; Miss Meagher, Treasurer; Miss Mahanna, 
Recording Secretary; and Miss Tower, Corresponding Secretary. As a class, 
we fully appreciate their work and ceaseless efforts in making everything 
undertaken a success. 

Upon entering the zoology room, we found the work assigned more than 
less connected with our garden work, being sent out into the highways in 
search of garden and household pests, in order that we might apply methods 
of exterminating them The only way in which we were allowed to consider 
them was in connection with the harm they did in getting their food, never 
as the "poor, harmless fly that comes to makes us merry with his pretty, 
buzzing melody." Bees demanded over half our time, and we made an ex- 
haustive study of their life and habits. Even now, on the spur of the mo- 
ment, we can give the exact number of drone cells to the square inch. 

This year we took up a new line of work with Mr. Bowen. In geography 
our memories were strengthened and enlarged, and spelling and pronunciation 
improved. Special topics were given out, the very first day and, as we became, 
more acquainted with the work, the rate at which they were assigned was 
proportionately increased. Much time, energy and patience were spent on 
locational geography. Perhaps it is sufficient to say that when the work 
was completed we could give in one breath the location, population and im- 
portance of any place between the two poles. 

In history, "strategic points" and "crucial moments" received their 
share of attention. We greatly benefited by the "spur of the off season" 
and became thoroughly acquainted with the "terminology" of all books 
within our reach. Thus, our lessons were recited in a manner which greatly 
surpassed the expectations of our instructor. 



As a word to the Juniors, let us advise special study of Semple and Shaler, 
as you will find them "delightful reading" and, as far as we know, the best 
books on that particular subject. When you are called upon for a report 
from them profit by a Senior example and do not give your estimation of 
of the book itself. 

In our gymnasium work, Miss Skeele, in her concise, introductory talk, 
congratulated us upon our play spirit which had by no means vanished during 
the summer. We always attended strictly to our work and without fail we 
invariably received "A" on every run. Our work was so good that she de- 
cided to reward us. How she did "get those prizes into our hands!" 

Throughout the year, we received messages, both written and oral, to 
join the Juniors in the gymnasium. They could not understand our excuses, 
but when they are Seniors and have psychology, geography and authors' 
books to work on, maybe they won't find time for games. 
The jelly, the jam and the marmalade, 
The cherry and quince preserves we made, 
With cinnamon in them and all things rare, 
Ah, wasn't it good for a girl to see. 
And wasn't it good for a girl to be 
In the Senior cooking class? 
Even a Junior was heard to say, "If my old nose don't tell me lies, 'Pears like 
I smell custard pies!" She was right, for there on the table, ready to be cut, 
were custard pies made by the skillful cooks of our class. 

Because of our unusual ability in this line, before the completion of the 
course, we gave a luncheon and were highly complimented on our success. 
If we received compliments for such work, what will limit the praise which 
the undergraduated, our worthy Juniors, will receive? Even now they can 
make anything from fudge down to a shrimp wiggle while you wait. And 
such an inventive class! So well did they master the principles of mechanism, 
in physics that they set about to make pulleys — pulleys that worked — but 
not very long. Take heed! Follow our example, Juniors, and turn your 
energies in the right channels on things worth while and success will surely 
crown your efforts. 

In the psychology class, we gradually became aware of our "cages," 
and we were informed that there are some things which even Seniors could 
not do. How we envied each girl who was called upon to illustrate an important 
point or psychological fact by sighting some of the experiences of her past 
life. 

Our class play, "Hiawatha," was presented a short time ago with great 
success. The Ojibways themselves would have stood off and gazed with won- 
der and surprise on "the wooing of Minnehaha and the antics of the crafty 
Pau-Puk-Keewis in the Beggar's Dance." 

In a few days, our paths in life will separate widely, and though we have 
been together two short years, we have formed friendships that can never 



be broken, — thoughts that can never grow dull and will carry away with us 
many pleasant memories of the happy days we have spent together. 

"If stories of dry and learned lore we gain, 

We keep them in the memory of the brain; 

Names, things and facts — whatever we knowledge call, — 

There is a common ledger for them all, 

And images on this cold surface traced 

Make slight impressions and are soon effaced. 

But we've a page more glowing and more bright. 
On which our friendships and our love to write; 
That these may never from the soul depart, 
We trust them to the memory of the heart, 
There is no dimming, no effacement there; 
Each new pulsation keeps the record clear; 
Warm, golden letters all the tablet fill. 
Nor lose their luster till the heart stands still." 




CLASS SONG 

Oh, Normal, thy children of 1911, 

A boon now are asking at thy bounteous throne — 

Since on our life's journey we're starting today, 

Oh, grant us thy blessing to cheer the long way! 

We thank thee, our guardian, for all thou has done 

To lighten the burdens of 1911. 

Oh, may the long years ever as happy be, 

As have been the joyous days we've spent with thee! 

Oh, Normal, Alma Mater! Our hope-star so fair! 
We loathe now to wander from thy tender care; 
But from the wide world, noble tasks to be done 
Are calling thy daughters of 1911. 
Alma Mater, we love thee, and, though far away. 
Our thoughts will return to thee day after day! 
In absence grown fonder, our hearts e'er will be 
Entwined with the fair, loving mem'ries of thee! 

Agnes Clara Murphy 



IVY POEM 

The time has come, dear classmates, 
When we are called to leave 
The school which has been our shelter. 
And well we all may grieve. 

But grief is mingled with pleasure, 
For the time has come when we 

Must depart from under this shelter, 
To fight for our victory. 

We cannot go without leaving 

Some symbol of growing power; 

And so to our Alma Mater, 

We trust this vine, this hour. 

May we reach ever upward and onward 
As this plant climbs up the wall, 

Ever trusting in truth and uprightness, 
And thanking the Giver for all. 



As the ivy will cover over. 

With its broad and beautiful leaves, 
The cracks and flaws on the building, 

Thus showing what it can achieve. 

May we feel ourselves covering over, 
The unpleasant results of our strife. 

With a new and varied experience. 
With a broader and better life. 

We are struggling to lead little children, 
In the pathway of knowledge and faith; 

But at present we cannot see clearly, 
That the ship's in its haven and safe. 

No more can the ivy see clearly. 
The heights which it may attain; 

But it grows a little daily, 

Nor questions nor cares what the gain. 

There seems to be something within it. 
Which gives it the impulse to grow. 

So there is something within us. 

Which gives us the courage to do. 

Even though the outcome is hidden, 

A good deed done today, 
An inch in the growth of the Soul stuff. 

Will find its reward some way. 

Let us never forget the true lessons. 
The years this school have taught; 

Let us struggle and cling to our ideals. 
And say, with the ivy, cease not. 

'Till you've gained the top of the ladder; 
Till you have at your nod and command. 
All the resources God has given you; 

'Till you dare for the right ever stand. 



The tender shoots of the ivy. 
The fingers so frail and thin. 

Are groping and feeling for something, 
To which they forever may cling. 



So let us send out from our beings, 

Tender shoots of affection and love, 

For the sick, the afflicted, the downcast, 
For those who from duty do rove. 

And thus we'll be helped and uplifted, 
Be turned from our cares and strife, 

Be guided, by guiding another, 
To a nobler and better life. 

Mildred Jenks. 



IVY ORATION 

In the days of old, at the feet of the god they wished to worship, the 
Greeks placed a lamp which they kept burning for some time, frequently 
replenishing the oil. So, at the feet of our Alma Mater, we wish to leave our 
burning lamp. It is for this purpose that a tiny slip is cut from the ivy every 
year, and carefully tended until it is ready, not to be sacrificed, but to do 
its own proud work, by showing to the world the feeling of the class who 
planted it. 

The ivy, which we plant today, was cut from a vine in the fall of 1909 
and, being given careful treatment, thrived. So, too, our love, which began 
an independent life in the autumn of this same year, has increased slowly 
and surely, until today we are ready to present it to the world through the 
symbol which our class has nourished. 

"A dainty plant is the ivy green," and as it grows year by year, and as 
it climbs, it clings tightly and still more tightly to those walls of our Alma 
Mater, embracing her with tiny, delicate, yet strong tendrils. So may we, 
from this time on, live as our symbol. Every year may we develop, but as 
we advance toward maturity, and as we climb, may we embrace our Alma 
Mater more tenderly, and cling to her more lovingly. 

After several years, as the ivy grows, one trying to tear it from the wall 
will find it impossible. Thus may our love, as it becomes greater and stronger 
each year, never be torn from our beloved Alma Mater. Each year may 
we return to this home and view what to others is a symbol of our class, but 
to us is a symbol of our growth, our love, and all that our school holds dear 
to us. 

Anna D. Donovan. 




ITS QlMTER PASTffl 




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We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Eleven, of the North Adams 
normal school, in the County of Berkshire, in the State of Massachusetts, 
being of sound and provident mind and being warned in a vision of our im- 
pending departure from the normal world into a Great Unknown, do hereby 
dispose of our effects and do declare this document to be our last will and 
testament. 

We do give and bequeath as follows: 
To the Faculty: — 

Our heartiest appreciation of their efforts in our behalf during our many 
days spent here. Further, we give our word of honor that as we look back 
in the years to come, we will think with favor on the many opinions passed 
in faculty meeting; and we will realize that we were here, not for praise, but 
for criticism. 

To the Training Teachers: — 

Our under classmates with all the "contents, sources, and methods"; 
with the right to bestow on them as many and as helpful suggestions and 
criticisms as were bestowed on us. 

To the Juniors: — 

1. Our places as models in dignity and unassuming worth for the new 
members of this school. 

i. A large number of scats in the back of the assembly hall, said seats 
to be occupied five mornings of each week. 

3. To some of their members the burden of taking upon themselves 
the duties of the judicial department at the dormitory, provided that said 



duties, namely, the knocking out of lights and maintaining order on all 
occasions, be faithfully performed. 

4. Our seats in the most strategic room in this building, namely the 
geography room, with all the best reference books that are known of on that 
subject. 

5. An especially valued possession, Ellen Churchill Semple's "American 
History and its Geographical Conditions," with the injunction to remember 
that geographic controls played an important part in early history. 

6. To them we entrust also the new class, which is soon to take its place 
in this school, charging them to instruct said class in all rules and regulations 
thereof and to give it such advice as to help it in its hours of need. 

Lastly, our gratitude for the spirit of loyalty and helpfulness which they 
have always shown during the year of our guardianship. 

Signed, scaled and declared by the representative of the Class of 1911 
to be its last will and testament. 

For 1011, Catherine D. Meagher 

Witness, Mary Louise Baright. 



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